First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
70% Belgian Style Dark Ale % 30% Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels.

Added by claspada on 09-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 14
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

2012 vintage.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slight sourness all around that isn't bad if it wasn't intended.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to dfclav for sending me this in a big random box of goodies for another essentially. Shared with rudzud and others.

Decent fizzy head rises quickly and fades quickly, just about pitch black beer.

Nose had a slight infection sour or possibly just a very acrid roast mineral character, then dark malts, some roast and super dark malts, bit of roast, char, faint hint of bourbon barrel.

Taste starts rich with dark malts, little creamy, light choc and roast, fluffy, earthy char, bitter roast and light barrel char, hint of bourbon barrel, super dark choc and creamy choc. Some Belgian dark stout flavours too. Finish is sticky sweet and syrupy, light booze and bitter dark choc lingering.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb, hint of booze.

Overall not bad, but not super special, nice dark malts and Belgian dark malts, faint barrel notes, interesting beer

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 07/23/13 notes. Picked this up back in October at the Whole Foods in Middletown, NJ. After hearing horror stories of Kane beers popping on their own and being gysers, I popped this in the fridge and opened it rather than hold on to it. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip. Huge pop from the cork, but I had a glass ready and didn't seem to be a gusher at all.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with tons of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Loads of head and retention, and lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, molasses, sugar, chocolate, oak, toasted malts, fruity malts, plums, and figs. Tons of dark fruits and sweet, with some nice roasted notes. No bourbon in the nose; seems very much like a Belgian dark ale.

t - Tastes sweet plums, raisins, figs, sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toasted malts, burnt malts, light oak, and veyr light bourbon. Bourbon is there a little bit unlike the nose, but barley. Again, just like a Belgian dark ale.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat to it at all which is nice.

o - Overall a nice beer, though the Belgian dark ale dominates the BA stout portion. Not a big deal as the Belgian dark ale is nice, with tons of sweet dark fruits and roasted notes throughout, but if they want to make this a more interesting beer and have the bourbon and stout come through more, they need to revisit the blend and %'s. Worth checking out, especially if you like Belgian beers, would try it again.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The cage on this is wound really tight and as I'm fighting with that it gets loose enough that the cork is able to explode off the top of the bottle and hints me on the side of the head. WTF! I still can't find the cork, or maybe I have a concussion. Seriously at fridge temp it came off like a champagne cork. I poured this quickly because I was afraid of the mess it was going to make, but surprisingly most of the carbonation stayed in suspension, I'm thankful I opened this right out of the fridge. Pours a solid slightly hazy dark brown with a huge foamy tan head that takes forever to recede and leaves some stickies on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a roasty edge to it. Lots of plums cherries and raisins with a fair amount of caramel and brown sugar and a hint of coffee and chocolate. Spicy yeasty esters remind us that this is a Belgian inspired brew. The flavor follows the aroma quite well, but adds a bit of oxidation and a hint of ash to the mix. Medium to thick body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Not a bad tasting brew. Its obviously way over carbonated which affects the mouthfeel, and based on the residual sweetness I can only see that getting worse. Thanks to Alex M for giving me the opportunity to be impaled by cork ;)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rudzud
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown with a thin mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light sour funk, perhaps infection, no real barrel. Light chocolate aromas,faint cherries.

T - Taste is nice roasted toffee and caramel, chocolate, light cherries, gentle roast, lingering,

M - Mouthfeel is a bit sharp, semi distracting.

O - Overall I was semi disappointed, a bit sour.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a viscous liquid that is deep black color. Zero head. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aromas begin with mainly fresh black coffee, lots of darkly roasted espresso beans. This does not change much even as the beer gets close to room temperature. Subtle complementary notes of roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate and the faintest trace of whiskey.

The tastes follow the nose with a straightforward coffee flavor, overtaking all the complementary base beer flavors. A little bit of milk chocolate, burnt bitterness from the malt. Slight hint of dark chocolate. The barrel aging did not impart much flavor, definitely would have liked a little more. Alcohol is well hidden. Just slightly warming in the finish. Sweeter than most coffee beers I have had to date.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and with a lower amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter from the abundant coffee additions.

Overall, the flavors were way too dominated by one element; the coffee. Little to no barrel flavors, bitter roasty coffee overshaddows everything else here. It is not bad by any means, flavor-wise, but I can go get a cup of Joe for a buck at the convenience store. Needs more of the base Imperial Stout flavors to stand out and balance the intense Java.

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3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks brad

Beware of the cork - this shot off almost as soon as the cage was taken off. Blacked out pour with a lightly tanned head resting on top. Slowly dissolves into thick patchy lacing on the glass with spotty film.

Mix of dark fruits, burnt sugar and rich, roasted malts in the nose with oak and soft bourbon. Vanilla with raisins and dates. Hoppy bite and alcohol warmth.

Decent blending of the two different styles with dark fruit and oaky bourbon. Chocolate and vanilla swirled with raisins and dates. Full malty backbone, toasted oak, bread crust. Finishes boozy and sweet.

Wildly overcarbonated, rough and bubbly on the tongue. Drinks alright, but I'm not sure if this would benefit from more time in the bottle or not.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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First Anniversary Three-Hundred-Sixty-Five from Kane Brewing Company
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